Community Hospital Care Partner/TeleTech - ICU (CNA License Required), PRN in Grand Junction, Colorado
SUMMARY OF JOB:
- Monitors patient rhythms. Assists nurses and physicians with patient care. Provides unit secretarial services.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
WHEN ASSIGNED AS CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT:
- Meets basic patient care needs and reports to nursing staff by:
a. Responding to signal lights, bells, intercom system, and bed/tab alarms to determine the patients? needs.
b. Giving care and assistance to patients in respect to their personal hygiene, grooming activity, comfort, rest, nourishment and other health needs.
c. Ensuring meals are ordered within dietary restrictions and collects food trays, feeds patients requiring help, and documents all nutritional and supplemental intake per unit protocols.
d. Transporting patients or assisting patients to ambulate per physician orders.
e. Turning and repositioning patients every two hours as indicated, alone or with assistance, to prevent skin breakdown and pressure ulcers.
f. Appling compresses, ice bags, ted hose, scds, K-pads as indicated.
- Completes basic patient data gathering by:
a. Takes, records, and reports to RN temperature, blood pressure, pulse (O2 saturation) and respiration rates, height and weight, food and fluid intake/output as directed. Reports abnormal findings immediately to responsible nurse.
b. Obtains fingerstick BG and reports results to RN. Reports abnormal findings immediately to responsible nurse.
c. Follows all Universal Precautions and Blood-borne Pathogen protocols as outlined by hospital policy.
- Maintains safe and clean environment within the patient and nursing unit by:
a. Changes bed linens, directs visitors, and answers telephone.
b. Picks up and organizes/stocks patient rooms as needed.
c. Maintains therapeutic environment in patient service areas.
d. Reports malfunctioning equipment, removes from use and files work order to assure proper operation.
- Daily QA?s on Blood Glucose Machines
WHEN ASSIGNED AS TELETECH:
Monitor and document patient rhythms.
Responsible for notifying patient care areas if there is a change in a patients rhythm
Orders supplies as needed.
Clean/disinfect Tele Packs when returned.
Coordinate with other departments? delivery of Tele Packs for use.
Assists with patient care when there are no Telemetry monitored patients.
Other duties as assigned by Registered Nurse and/or Director.
WHEN ASSIGNED TO WARD SECRETARY:
- Completes secretarial duties under the direction of professional nursing staff
a. Enters the physicians or L.I.P. orders in patient chart by utilizing Meditech order entry system, Medication Administration Records (MARs), and Meditech nursing module.
b. Prepares charts for admissions, discharges, and transfers.
c. Transcribes medications accurately onto the MAR
d. Obtains medical records as requested.
e. Schedules procedures under order of provider.
f. Assures valuables sheet is complete on each admission.
g. Maintains chart forms availability and breaks down charts after patients have been discharged.
- Maintains the nursing station and provides clerical and nursing support by:
a. Answers telephone and intercom calls and provides information or relays messages to nursing staff (using pager/tracker system), patients and medical staff.
b. Directs visitors to patient rooms.
c. Schedules provider appointments for inpatients who are being discharged as ordered.
d. Scans all orders to Pharmacy and stamps them as such.
e. Notifies RN?s, LPN?s, and assistants of new orders as appropriate.
f. Assembles admission, transfer and discharge packets as needed.
g. Monitors call system.
h. Assists staff with patients as required.
i. Assists with projects as directed.
j. Performs clerical duties as assigned.
- Maintains the environment of the nursing unit by:
- a. Participates in maintaining a professional, organized, clean department and safe work environment.
- Notify the department leaders and/or supervisors of any event that may cause processes to negatively affect patient care or processes.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
High school diploma or equivalent with at least six (6) months of Certified Nursing
Assistant experience; telemetry technical training and Ward Secretary training
equivalent combination of education and experience.
Current Colorado Certified Nursing Assistant